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by redbull
Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:22 am
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: The AP and the youth of today...
Replies: 5
Views: 4020

Re: The AP and the youth of today...

Which goes to show, there is hope for this hobby after all! Let's five as much help to the youngsters as we can, let's encourage them and entice them with this wonderful hobby!
by redbull
Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: Analogue wiring
Topic: Sign of the times?
Replies: 4
Views: 10035

Re: Sign of the times?

True, that's why i pointed it out - everyone knows about DC which means all the newcomers are going straight to DCC, even though DC is still available & very popular. It just seems those new to model railroading are going straight to DCC. But remember this section is also for questions on other elec...
by redbull
Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:39 am
Forum: Analogue wiring
Topic: Sign of the times?
Replies: 4
Views: 10035

Sign of the times?

Is this a sign of the times that this topic has no posts to date, yet the Electical (DCC) has 75 posts...? Interesting!
by redbull
Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: The AP and the youth of today...
Replies: 5
Views: 4020

The AP and the youth of today...

Guys, Just thought I would let you know about this: Joel Priest in the USA has achieved his Master Model Railroader certificate – he is MMR 503. The amazing thing is that Joel is only 12 years old!! He has achieved what many model railroaders only dream of attaining! Now none of us have any excuse!!...
by redbull
Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Events - Past
Topic: 10th Nov 2012 - Freemo meet, Broadclyst
Replies: 18
Views: 13541

Re: 10th Nov 2012 - Freemo meet, Broadclyst

Ah crap...I think I need to subscribe to the entire forum as I've only just seen this thread! The one thing I miss from YahooGroups is the individual emails ... especially for those of us who don't have time to check the forum every day! Wonder if there is a way to subscribe to keywords? Mmmm...must...
by redbull
Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Modern Rails - Freight railroads
Topic: A big whoops! ANOTHER loco is dropped!
Replies: 2
Views: 7997

A big whoops! ANOTHER loco is dropped!

Whoops! http://youtu.be/OvyIrsZ7Zhs A brand new EMD GT46C-ACe was dropped while being unloaded from the cargo-ship at dock. Not sure of the root cause yet but this one is going to be expensive to fix. The frame is certainly broken and every rotating apparatus can be deemed scrap. Who pays this bill?
by redbull
Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: DCC Topics
Topic: DCC loco decoders.
Replies: 23
Views: 12506

Re: DCC loco decoders.

I have a programmer as well, so any members in the Berkshire / Surrey areas are welcome to get in touch. Or just come down to visit the Seaboard Southern group ( http://www.seaboard-southern.org.uk )and we will give you a demonstration on how the programmer works, and if you bring your locos with yo...
by redbull
Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: DCC Topics
Topic: DCC loco decoders.
Replies: 23
Views: 12506

Re: DCC loco decoders.

Koos, just remember you'll need to get one of these in order to be able to load new sound files on - easily done: http://www.coastaldcc.co.uk/products/pr ... php?id=163
by redbull
Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: DCC Topics
Topic: DCC loco decoders.
Replies: 23
Views: 12506

Re: DCC loco decoders.

The Loksound Select only needs the programmer to download a new sound project. Horn, engine, bell, etc selection is done by CVs. Decoder Pro has decoder definitions for them. Yes, sorry, meant for new sound projects or adjusting existing projects - volumes & horn/bell selections can be done through...
by redbull
Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: Model railroad magazines online - free!
Replies: 2
Views: 2782

Re: Model railroad magazines online - free!

torikoos wrote:Hi Peter, yes it's a good resource, I've found some old articles to research my prototype over there.

I don't visit often, but it's a good info site.

Koos
Only found it today by chance while looking for decals for ABF trailers (like gold dust!!)
by redbull
Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:12 am
Forum: DCC Topics
Topic: DCC loco decoders.
Replies: 23
Views: 12506

Re: DCC loco decoders.

Digitrax? Not sure why not, I hear they are a bit harder to get your head round (hex addressing etc), but JMRI decoder pro might take that barrier away, what are these like? MRC, no thanks, too many horror stories about them, that I don't want to take the risk, I'll wait until these stories are sup...
by redbull
Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: Photos and Copyright
Replies: 6
Views: 4811

Re: Photos and Copyright

As a photographer myself, if someone asks to use one of my photos I am generally more accommodating than if they just use it and ask later, or I find out before they ask. ALWAYS ask the photographer for permission - some will give permission to use the photo as is, some will ask for attribution (via...
by redbull
Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: Model railroad magazines online - free!
Replies: 2
Views: 2782

Model railroad magazines online - free!

Guys, I just found this site: http://www.trainlife.com/magazines/model-train-magazine-index They have a whole load of old model railroad magazines (Model Builder, Model Railroading, Railmodel Journal, etc) that are viewable online - entire magazines that you can flick through online. Brilliant! Peter
by redbull
Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: Forum Info, Rules, Help
Topic: Suggestion box
Replies: 20
Views: 24152

Re: Suggestion box

Hey, isn't this forum great? i love the organisation of the posts, and the fact that the icon on the left goes red when a new message comes in. You can look at the board index and immediately see where all the new posts are. Fantastic. Why didn't we do this ages ago? Alan Crooks. Because some of us...
by redbull
Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Forum Info, Rules, Help
Topic: Suggestion box
Replies: 20
Views: 24152

Re: Suggestion box

As far as 'good web coding practice' goes, you are not really meant to allow external links to open in a new window, although I prefer to do it as it keeps the original website open - especially important for companies who want to keep people on their sites. It would be best if it opened a new tab, ...